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Coronavirus FAQs: Do Masks Help? Is The Disease Really So Mysterious?

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 07:00

We're answering a few questions that you may be asking about the new coronavirus outbreak. And we invite you to send us your questions,

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How Super Sniffer Dogs Are Helping Detect Disease Around The World

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:11

Our canine buddies can do more than play fetch. Turns out dogs' incredible sense of smell is a secret weapon in medicine.

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Trump Impeachment Recap: Dems Wrap With Exhortation To Act

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 20:33

House impeachment managers concluded their opening presentation with a call to remove Trump or risk more of what they called lawlessness. Trump's lawyers get the floor next.

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Trump Unveils New Space Force Logo, Inciting 'Star Trek' Fan Outrage

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 19:55

Fans of the beloved television show don't want the symbol to live long or prosper. Instead, they're calling the design a knockoff.

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Fidget Spinners, Sleeping Senators: A Sketch Artist's View Of The Senate Trial

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:27

Art Lien, a courtroom artist who normally covers the Supreme Court, has been sketching the Senate impeachment trial. "I'm looking for color," he says — such as sleeping senators and fidget spinners.

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Pompeo Won't Say Whether He Owes Yovanovitch An Apology. 'I've Done What's Right'

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:31

As the State Department faces ongoing questions over Marie Yovanovitch's treatment as U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR, "I've defended every single person on this team."

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Pentagon Says 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:39

More than half the American troops diagnosed with concussions were transferred from the Iraqi base that was attacked to Germany or the U.S.

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'Please Help Me.' What People In China Are Saying About The Outbreak On Social Media

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:48

Residents in Wuhan and other Chinese cities affected by the Wuhan coronavirus are using platforms like Weibo to share their fears and frustrations.

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'Fresh Air' Marks The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:36

In 2005, journalist Laurence Rees described the inner workings of the Nazi death camp in his book, Auschwitz: A New History, and Elie Wiesel spoke in 1988 about his experience at Auschwitz.

As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:13

Today, more than 170 colleges and universities offer esports. And there's money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.

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Trump Administration Threatens California Over Mandate That Insurers Cover Abortion

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:59

Health officials said the state has 30 days to repeal the requirement or some of its federal funds might be in jeopardy. The threat comes as Trump is set to address an anti-abortion rights march.

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At Least 2 People Killed In Massive Industrial Explosion In Houston

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:36

The blast was felt more than 30 miles away, knocking homes off their foundations and casting debris about half a mile. Police opened a criminal probe, though it's not clear what caused the explosion.

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Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:23

An expert panel convened by the FDA says the drug Makena should be withdrawn from the market because a review of its effectiveness shows it doesn't work. But OB-GYNS who prescribe the drug disagree.

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Is Davos As Bad As Critics Say? Global Leaders Weigh In

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:19

Critics love to hate the World Economic Forum's annual meeting for elites. But people who work in global health and development say it has helped do some good.

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2nd U.S. Case Of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:07

Health officials announced that a second person in the United States is infected with the dangerous new coronavirus and that 50 more possible cases in the U.S. are under investigation.

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Democrats To Hold Final Day Of Arguments Before Trump's Team Takes The Stage

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 08:00

On Friday, House impeachment managers plan to focus on President Trump's alleged obstruction of Congress. Watch the remarks live beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

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Impeachment Trial Messaging Operation Targets Audiences Outside Senate Chamber

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:33

There is extensive coverage of the arguments both sides are making to 100 Senate jurors. But prosecution and defense teams also echoing messages outside the chamber to appeal to public.

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President Trump To Face Friendly Crowd At March For Life

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:27

Trump has addressed the annual march remotely before, but this will be the first time for a sitting president to speak at the event.

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China Hurriedly Building Quarantine Center In Effort To Contain Wuhan Virus

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:02

Hundreds of workers were told to get the center near the city of Wuhan built in under a week as authorities cope with the new viral pneumonia that has killed 26 people and infected 876 others.

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Protector Of N.H. Primary Claims 'You Can't Hack This Pencil,' But Worries Persist

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:00

Some worry that New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner's office was too slow to acknowledge the scale of the election security problem and focused on addressing the wrong challenges.

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